Chevy’s full-size SUV has always been considered a great family hauler but it can hardly be seen as a vehicle that’s fun to drive. This could change soon, with the third production year of the current generation. According to some sources, Chevy is working on a performance version, which would come with all kinds of upgrades, with the legendary SS badge. At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter.
From what rumors suggest, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS would come with all kinds of upgrades. Naturally, we would see some suspension upgrades, along with upgraded brakes and a few more chassis modifications. Of course, we would also see some new styling details, which would accentuate the model’s performance character. Finally, we would all want to see something more capable under the hood of this performance version.
Allegedly, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS could arrive already by the end of this year.
2023 Chevy Tahoe SS Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS would be a high-performance version of the current generation and therefore, it would be heavily based on the standard versions. Still, we would see some pretty exclusive design solutions and features.
Of course, the mechanical aspect of the SUV is the one that comes to mind. We would see some suspension upgrades, but not in the way we can see in the Z71 trim. This would rather be a street-focused performer, so the suspension would be stiffer, while the ground clearance could be lower. Furthermore, we count on bigger brakes and a few more chassis modifications.
Naturally, we would also expect to see lots of exclusive styling details, which would accentuate the model’s performance character. This refers to things like more aggressive bumpers, new wheels, exclusive color options and similar things.
Naturally, interior upgrades are expected as well. We might see sporty features like exclusive color schemes and materials, as well as materials like aluminum. Furthermore, paddle shifters seem like a certain thing, along with the new steering wheel.
Still, the overall layout of the cabin would remain the same, so the dashboard would come with the same overall layout. This also means that, although performance-oriented, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS would still be an amazing hauler, with plenty of passenger and cargo room. Just like the standard version, it would come with three adult-friendly rows of seats, where even the third row offers nearly 35 inches of legroom.
The same goes for the cargo area, which would offer the same or similar numbers as the standard model. For reference, the standard Tahoe offers around 25.5 cubic feet behind the third-row seats and 72.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 122.9 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
2023 Chevy Tahoe SS Engine
This is the most intriguing aspect of the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS. On one side, some rumors suggest that the Tahoe SS would come with the same engine as the standard model. Of course, we are talking about the 6.2-liter V8, which puts out around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, which already provides pretty good performance.
However, we would like to see some upgrades in this aspect and, of course, the engine that comes to mind is the LT4. We are talking about the supercharged version of the 6.2-liter V8 engine, which already powers models like the Chevy Camaro. In that iteration, it offers around 650 horsepower and we wouldn’t expect less power in the new SUV.
Of course, the engine would come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which would be specially tuned for this occasion.
This would probably be the most expensive version of the SUV. Therefore, we are pretty sure that the list of standard equipment would be very long.
Currently, base models come standard with goodies like a 10.2-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition, a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, eight USB ports, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, two household-style power outlets, and proximity keyless entry. Among upgrades, you can find goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless device charging, navigation, a second-row entertainment system, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound stereo, a panoramic sunroof, a universal garage door opener, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
2023 Chevy Tahoe SS Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe SS is just a rumor and the actual chances to see it on the market are minimal. Even if it arrives one day, we estimate that the starting price would go around 85.000 dollars.